Nail Art of the Week | Lime Green & White Nail Art

Grass is Lime Greener Nail Art Design
Swatch of Grass is Lime Greener by China Glaze
Swatch of Grass is Lime Greener by China Glaze

I already reviewed the China Glaze polish in Grass is Lime Greener. You can read the review here. Now that you know what I think about the colour, I was compelled to put some nail art on top of this beautiful florescent pastel green colour.

Grass is Lime Greener Nail Art Design
Grass is Lime Greener Based Nail Art Design

As usual, I used White from the Jordana French Manicure set for the dots and a cheapy nail striper that I’ve had for too many years for the stripes. What I found amazing is how tame the colour became after adding a little white. It really brought out the pastel tone… which is bitter sweet since the brightness of the base colour is what I loved about it most. If you need to see how the dots were created, watch the video below.

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The ring finger accent nail (which I promise not to use for the remainder of the Spring) was the same as the last time:

  • LA Colors Color Craze nail polish in Glitter Bomb (on top)
  • Kleancolor Nail Laquer in Pearl Silver (on bottom)
Grass is Lime Greener Nail Art Design
Grass is Lime Greener Nail Art Design

So, this was a pretty basic nail art look, but doing this nail art design taught me 2 things that I’d love to share with you:

  1. You must have a good base for your nail art. You can’t fix a bad manicure or clumpy and streaky polish with nail art. The polish continued to crack and peel after the nail art was applied.
  2. You can totally change the tone of your base polish with the colour(s) you place on top of it. I’ll have to keep this in mind when I do my next nail inspired art look series coming in July.

Stay tuned and Keep It Kinky!

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